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Cardiovascular Protection Topic of Lecture Series

Cardiovascular Protection Topic of Lecture Series

Mohan K. Raizada, Ph.D., NIH Merit award winner and national expert on genomics, will be the guest lecturer for a Creighton University School of Medicine Distinguished Lecture Series presentation, noon-1 p.m., Aug. 23, at Creighton University Medical Center, Morrison Seminar Room.

Raizada is a professor of physiology and functional genomics at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Fla. His lecture, titled “Cardiovascular Protection by Angiotensin Converting Enzyme 2: A New Paradigm,” will explain how to identify the concept of gene therapy for hypertension and cardiovascular disease, genetic targeting of the rennin-angiotensin system for long-term control of hypertension, and why targeting of angiotensin -onversing enzyme 2 holds improved therapeutic promise for cardiovascular disease-linked pathophysiology. He has published more than two hundred papers in peer-reviewed journals and co-edited nine books.

The Distinguished Lecture Series is sponsored by Creighton University School of Medicine, Department of Biomedical Science, and Continuing Medical Education Division and brings in distinguished faculty and researchers from throughout the country to talk about emerging health sciences issues. This lecture is worth a maximum of one AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

Posted: 8/14/06